Norman R. Belanger
Norm was born, grew up and went to school in Biddeford. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his law degree from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude. After graduation, Norm returned to Maine to practice law and has been practicing since 1982 with a concentration in health care law, business law, estate planning and taxation. His practice involves providing legal advice to businesses from formation to sale and is often involved in guiding his healthcare clients through the myriad of regulations impacting their practices and to individuals in their business and estate planning needs. In addition to providing services to clients he acts as his law firm's managing partner. He has been included in the publication Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Health Care Law, and Tax Law, and, at the time Norm was first named in the publication, he was the youngest attorney in Maine to be included in any category. In 2011 he was named Healthcare Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America and in 2017 was named Lawyer of Year for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships).
Norm Belanger's community activities have included serving on the boards of various organizations including:
- Community Health Services
- Tomorrow's Promise Children's Center (an organization which provided low cost day care for low income single parents)
- St. Philip’s Church Finance Council
- Chair of the Good Shepherd Parish Finance Council for seven years
- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland’s Finance Council
- A member of the Board of Directors for the Presence Radio
He served on the committees which was responsible for the revision of the Maine Business Corporation Act, the Maine Professional Service Corporation Act and the Maine Limited Liability Company Act. Norman served on the City of Biddeford's first Environmental Board.